I am always on the lookout for vintage patterns with embroidery ideas. I like to go to antique malls and thrift stores where once in awhile I will have a lucky day and find some inexpensive gems.
The pattern above dates back to the fifties. I love the front inset with the bold embroidery motif. There was a Spanish influence on fashion and interior design going on in the fifties, and matador or toreador pants were in style for awhile. I think there were several big movies at the time that focused on bullfighting. I have an old McCalls Needleword & Crafts magazine from that period that highlights this fashion trend.
This pattern shows the embroidery on pillowcases, but I like to rearrange the motifs to fit the garment I am working on.
Here’s two old Vogart transfer patterns.
Right now there is not much sewing going on because we have been putting in the garden. Below is a view of one of the beds with the garden still full of baby plants, mostly cucumbers, sugar snap peas, chard, shallots, carrots, and beets.